Capability Management

Nowadays, enterprises and organizations are confronted with rapidly changing situations in their environment when it comes to changing regulations, globalization of market structures, time-to-market pressures and advances in technology. In many industrial sectors, efficient and effective value creation and service delivery processes are considered as the key factors to competitiveness in a globalized market environment. In this context, the systematic management of capabilities of an enterprise is considered an important activity in organizations. The capabilities of an enterprise often are reflected in the business services offered to customers and the technical services associated to them.

The notion of capability has received a lot of attention as the enabler of business/IT alignment in changing environments. The term is used in various industrial and academic contexts with often different meanings. Most conceptualizations of the term agree that capability includes the ability to do something (know-how, organizational preparedness, appropriate competences) and the capacity for actual delivery in an application context.

Our work in the area of capability management currently focuses on capabilities in enterprise architecture management and capabilities in service-oriented orgnizations.

The table below gives an overview to the most important activities.


Runtime Type Subject
2018 Book Capability Management in Digital Enterprises
2017 Book Capability Management Guide: Method Support for Enterprise Architectures Management
2017 PhD project Hasan Koc: A Capability-based Context Modeling Method to enhance Digital Service Flexibility. Defended in March 2017.
2016 PhD project Matthias Wißotzki: Method Support for Enterprise Architecture Management Capabilities. Defended in July 2016.
2013-2016 EU-project Capability-as-a-Service in Digital Enterprises (CaaS)